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Markets.com Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Sep 09 2021

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Overview

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

Best For
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
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The Good
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
Account Opening Time
1 day 1 day
Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Year Founded
2008 2008
Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100
Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Skrill
Account Base Currencies
11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD. 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
Available to U.S Citizens
No No
Restricted Countries
US, JP, CA, BE. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
STP Account
No Yes
DMA Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
Assets
Available Assets
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptocurrencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
Bonds
CFDs
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptos
Commodities
ETFs
CFDs
Indices
Options
Stocks
7000 Stocks / 2008 Stock CFDs 2000+
Currency Pairs
67 70
Commodities
28 25
Indices
40 26
ETFs
66 95
Cryptocurrencies
25 14
Bonds
4 N/A
Options
NA Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, DeutscheBank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.
Futures
NA N/A
Notes:
Markets.com also offers share dealing account with real stocks from 16 exchanges worldwide. All Plus500 assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Stock Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000
Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts) N/A
Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
Professional Leverage
Up to 1:300 Up to 1:300
Customisable Leverage
No No
Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
Demo Account
Yes Yes
IOS App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4
Yes No
MetaTrader 5
Yes No
Web trader
Yes Yes
TradingView Platform
No - You can't log in through TradingView but their internal platform uses TradingView Charts No
Propietary Platform
Yes Yes
Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
Copy Trading
No No
Social Trading
No No
Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity Yes, $10 every 3 months
Deposit Fees
No No
Withdrawal Fees
No No
Commissions
No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:
  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
No
Spreads
EUR/USD
0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
SP500
100 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
GOLD
50 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
TSLA (Stock CFD)
$1.81 Dynamic - From $5.2
XLK (ETF - CFD)
$0.31 Dynamic - From 7 Pips
BTC
$104.10 Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
Stock Screener
No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered No
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Integrated Newsfeed
No No
Reuters Feed
No No

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